Winifred Maxson

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Coffeyville -

Winifred N. Maxson, 88, of rural Edna passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

She was born on February 12, 1923 at Coffeyville to Arthur and Elizabeth (Roberts) Higginson.  Winifred grew up in the Valeda and Edna area attending Valeda Grade School and Edna High School graduating with the class of 1941.

On January 1, 1942 she married Dale Maxson at McPherson, KS.  Following their marriage they made their home in the Edna area.  While her husband was in the service during World War II Winifred began working as bookkeeper at the stockyards in Coffeyville, and later at Maxson Sales in Coffeyville and Parsons, and helped her husband on their ranch near Edna.

She was a member of the Edna United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, taught Sunday School and Bible School at her church, member of Grange, and Royal Neighbors, charter member of the Edna Roundup Club, 4-H Leader for many years, Kansas Master Farmer Homemaker, Kansas FFA Honorary State Farmer, local FFA Chapter Honorary Farmer for both Labette County High School and Field Kindley High School.  Winifred enjoyed helping plan reunions and community events being held at their cabin on Maxson Lake near Edna, she liked scrap booking, reading, chaperoning church, school and FFA Judging trips, and antiques.  She especially loved time spend with her family, friends and being involved in her community.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Maxson of the home; two sons, Danny Maxson and wife Peggy of South Edna, OK, and Rickey Maxson of Monkey Island, OK; one daughter Kristi Esquibel and husband Mike of Edna; one brother, Dale Higginson and wife Wymetta of Altamont, KS; five grandchildren, Timmy Tyson Maxson and wife Teresa, Tracy Joe Maxson and wife Kim, Ryle Duncan Maxson and wife Ashley, Karen Ann Maxson, and Michael Rio Esquibel; and four great-grandchildren, Tegan, Maxson, Taya Maxson, Taliyah Maxson, and Tracer Maxson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one son, Timmy Dale Maxson on October 4, 1964

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012, at the Edna United Methodist Church with Rev. Lane Roberts and Rev. Dean Knewtson officiating.  Burial will follow in the North Edna Cemetery.

Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, and from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Edna United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church in Edna.

The family suggests memorials to the Edna United Methodist Church or Labette County 4-H; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville. KS.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Fred Witwer January 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Dale and family,
Just learned of Winifreds passing while visiting DWB website. I am very sorry for your loss. Winifred was always a very kind woman to me with a continuous smile. I know you will greatly miss her. Our only
consolation is in knowing she is in Heaven with Jesus, and that with faith in Him, we will see her again someday!
With love and prayers.
Fred Witwer

Vikki Cook Rhodes January 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Dale, my heart goes out to you and your family. I was so sorry to learn of Winifred’s death today. Her laugh was the thing I remember most about her. Yes, she was a warm, loving lady, one who always thought of others. I will always remember her with so much love and warmth. She was mom’s first cousin and I loved being around her. God bless all of you through this time of loss.

jane falkenstien January 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Richard and I are so sorry for your loss. Winifred was such a special person, loved by all. She was blessed to have a wonderful family. Our prayers will be for Dale and family. Richard and Janie Falkenstien

nancy marabella &robby dunn January 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Our prayers to the family and our love-i know Winifred is in heaven,she was the sweetest warm hearted lady-my childhood memories are build with the fun and love we had with your families in the summers- thank God i was so blessed and thank you are being such a loving family-with lovin prayers for you all at this time Marabella &Robby Dunn

Donna Lotz January 21, 2012 at 10:14 am

Dale & family – So very sorry for your loss – truly a loss for anyone who knew her. She was a very sweet, honest and loving person and I was privileged to know her for many years. Will miss seeing her sweet smile and friendly hello. You are all in my prayers and thoughts at this very sad time for all.

Pam Dunn Hughes January 21, 2012 at 7:13 am

Winifred was such a great lady and I am so glad to have known her growing up in Edna. I am so sorry for your loss. The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeannie Carney January 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Dale you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Winifred was a wonderful friend and neighbor. She will be greatly missed.

J. R. Cook January 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm

My sister and brother-in-law (Jo Ann and Marvin Carney) spoke very highly of Winifred — and of how thoughtful and special she was.

Now, she has graduated to life eternal.

My thoughts and prayers are with Dale and the Maxson family. I encourage you to focus on all the good memories.

J. R. Cook
Oklahoma City

Lori Rexwinkle January 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm

My heart goes out to each of you. What an inspiration Winifred was to me. I cannot count the number of lives she has touched over the years. She will truly be missed. The unconditional love that she gave will be ongoing through each of you. Thank you for sharing your mother with me!

Kelly Emberton January 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

To The Maxson Family,
I am so sorry about Winifred’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. I really enjoyed coming out to the house and meeting her. One time she was telling me a bit about her family and it was clear that she was so proud of you all. My condolences on your loss.

Kelly Emberton RN

Larry & Kathy Wood January 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Dale–we are so sorry about Winifred, we were blessed to have her all these years. Hope you can see some light at the end of the tunnel.We are very lucky to have known her & you. Grace & Peace

Bruce & Mary Bracker January 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

Winifred was a person that we will never forget- she was quite an example for others to follow. If you met her once, you felt like you knew her forever! God be with her family at this time of loss- I know you will see her one day in Heaven!
Bruce & Mary Bracker & family

Gary & Pam Kinser January 20, 2012 at 10:07 am

Winifred was a wonderful lady. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Deborah Houston Palmer January 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

I was so sorry to hear of Winifred’s passing. I have good memories of a very special person. Dale, you and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My dad, Dale Houston, always cherished the friendship he had with all of your family.

Joe and Penny Rexwinkle January 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

Winifred was a great lady and a very good neighbor. She will be missed by friends and family. Prayer go up for the family!!

Phil Baker January 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm

She was a great woman… I always considered it an honor to be able to call her and Dale friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Zelma Clark January 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Winifred was one of our favorite people (relative). She will surely be missed by all of us. Our love to you all. Minnie Clark Family

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